Mummified Lion Cubs, Cats, Crocodiles Unveiled In Egypt
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 9:42 AM
Egypt on Saturday unveiled a cache of 75 wooden and bronze statues and five lion cub mummies decorated with hieroglyphics at the Saqqara necropolis near the Giza pyramids in Cairo. Mummified cats, cobras, crocodiles and scarabs were also unearthed among the well-preserved mummies and other objects discovered recently. Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany described the discovery as "a (whole) museum by itself".
Archaeologists Find Over 20 Coffins Just As Ancient Egyptians Left Them
Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:44 AM
The Egyptian government is hailing the discovery of more than 20 wooden coffins as "one of the largest and most important" archaeological finds in the past few years. The coffins were found in Assasif, a necropolis on the west bank of the Nile River. Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities tweeted images of the "intact and sealed coffins" Tuesday.
Statue Of King Tut, Which Egypt Claims Was Stolen, Sells For $6 Million
Saturday, July 6, 2019, 7:41 PM
A 3,000-year-old bust of Egypt's boy king Tutankhamen was auctioned off Thursday in London for nearly $6 million, despite claims by the Egyptian government that it was looted and smuggled out of the country. The sale by the Christie's auction house came a day after Egypt's foreign ministry and its antiquities ministry issued a joint-statement condemning the company for going ahead with the sale.